Frequently asked questions
Is a prescription required?
Yes. Like your local pharmacy, RxMed Kart.com is an international prescription service that requires a prescription written by a licensed physician before they can refer your order to one of their contracted international pharmacies or dispensaries. You may mail the prescription to us. Our complete mailing address can found here.
Are the medications sold identical to the drugs that I purchase from my local pharmacy?
Most brand name products are generally manufactured by the same companies that retain patent rights. Sometimes, a drug may be packaged differently or in a different color, shape, or form. However, the chemical ingredients of brand name and generic counterpart drugs will always be identical, so you can rest assured that you will be buying the same molecule as expected. Our contracted pharmacists will never change a drug without your physician’s authorization.
What are the methods of payment?
How do the medications compare in quality to that of other International medications?
All orders are shipped from international pharmacies and dispensaries, and they are all regulated by their respective regulatory bodies. All of the medications are sources internationally.
Why are prescription drugs more affordable around the world?
The main reasons why the prices you pay for medications is less around the world because many governments regulate the cost of prescription drugs, which keeps the prices down without exceptions;
What are your hours of operation?
RxMed Kart is dedicated to serving the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our hours of operation are: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to Midnight CST, Saturday and Sunday 8.30 am to 2.30 pm CST.
Is there a limitation on the number of medications I can order at any given time?
Is there a limit on the type of prescriptions I can request to have filled?
Yes. To ensure that you have properly stabilized on your medications, Medsvilla.com is contracted. Pharmacies will only fill prescriptions for drugs that you have been taking for 30 days or more.
Why do the pills I received look different than the ones I get from my local pharmacy?
Firstly, if you have purchased a brand name medication and you have ordered a generic medication from us, the pills we send to you WILL LOOK DIFFERENT. Generics do not look the same as their brand name counterparts due to patent regulations enforced on the generic manufacturers.
Lastly, when comparing two different Generics, they WILL LOOK DIFFERENT if they are made by two different companies.
What is the expected delivery period for my medication?
The average delivery time is 2 to 4 weeks for international destinations. RxMedKart.com is a contracted pharmacy, and dispensaries strive to fill your order within three business days of receiving it. If your order does not arrive within 30 days from the date it was shipped, we will offer you a re-shipment at no additional cost if the product is not received. For international orders, the shipping guarantee is six weeks.
Are generic drugs as safe as their brand name counterpart drugs in the countries, they are sourced from?
Some of the leading generic manufacturers include but are not limited to Apotex, Novopharm (Teva), and Genpharm. All of the generic medications are approved in their respective countries of origin.
Are generic drugs as effective as their brand name counterpart drugs?
Generic drugs are generally safe substitutes to their brand name counterparts. You should always buy generic drugs whenever they are available. We also sell generic drugs through our network of contracted international pharmacies and fulfillment centers.
Why do generic drugs look slightly different than their brand name counterpart drugs?
Generally, in most countries, trademark laws prevent generic drug manufacturers from producing their generic drugs to appear precisely like the brand name counterpart drug protected by trademark laws. Generic medicines are comparable to their respective brand name counterpart medicines.
Why are generic drugs so much more affordable than brand name drugs?
When a drug manufacturer develops and markets a new drug, the drug is developed under a patent, giving the drug manufacturer a monopoly over selling that particular molecule during the patent period. As such, a drug manufacturer can charge a lot more for a brand name drug to recover its development, research, and marketing costs. As soon as the drug’s patent expires, other manufacturers can produce and sell generic versions of the previously patented brand name drug at a lower price.
As generic manufacturers do not have the heavy financial burden of research and development costs, they can sell their generic drugs at a much lower price than the brand name manufacturers. Additionally, more competition with more products in the market pushes the selling prices lower.
Are generics available for all brand name medications?
Unfortunately, no. At this time, only half of the drugs on the market are available for distribution as generic drugs because half of the drugs are protected by patents, allowing only one company to manufacture and market them.
How can I buy affordable generic drugs?
When visiting your physician, ask them to write you a prescription that allows for generic substitution.